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Lumber and Wood Preservation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
U.S. market sales
Factors driving demand
Lumber product mix and price trends
Material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
LUMBER AND WOOD PRESERVATION SALES AND END-USE MARKETS
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
Residential, commercial, and industrial sales
U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCT
Hardwood lumber
Softwood lumber
Railroad cross ties and mine ties
Wood poles, piles, and posts
Wood siding
Wood shingles and shakes
Other preserved wood producers
U.S. IMPORTS
Import shipments and growth analysis
Imports’ share of U.S. sales
Imports for the top five countries of origin
U.S. EXPORTS
Export shipments and growth analysis
Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
Exports for the top five countries of destination
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Residential and nonresidential building construction spending
Millwork product production
New and existing home sales
Housing starts and permits
Homeowner remodeling and repair spending
Employment, personal income, and mortgage rates
U.S. LUMBER AND WOOD PRESERVATION PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY
Labor costs percent shipments
Material costs percent shipments
Gross plant profit margins
Total employees and employee sales productivity
Average production worker wages
Capital spending trends
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
Number of manufacturers and plants
Plant shipments and average shipments per plant
Share of U.S. shipments for the top manufacturers
Leading competitor sales trends

Lumber and Wood Preservation

U.S. lumber and wood preservation sales increased at double-digit rates between 2011 and 2014 as new home building activity soared. Rising demand also led to relatively sharp price increases. Import shipments increased sharply as demand rose. Sales are expected to remain on an upward trend over the next five years as sales approach pre-recession levels. Growth, however, is expected to moderate along with the gains in new home construction.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Lumber and Wood Preservation Products. This First Look also provides data on product line sales, price trends, exports and imports, end-use market purchases, factors driving demand, plant operating ratios and profitability, and the competitive environment. Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to the current year and the Executive Summary provides a five year forecast.

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